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Dirty Deli

by Creature From Dell Pond

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Allan Price
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Allan Price You guys are cool. The Beard is cool. Your music is cool. Fucking burritos are cool. Not having sex with the burrito, but the other fucking burritos. Please keep making great music and I hope to see you pressed to vinyl one day. Thanks and take care............allan
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you better move to some place with less whatever thoughts down, reach inside (better pay rent) i'm so full things should crawl out you'd better move hide your voice inside of me locked secrets in your teeth always getting what you want eating in the room you made it i forget what you said, can't I make something up? it might be better might be worse why do people look like their pets? you'll always make your way back to me make your way back to my brown bag someday I will try to make sense of you but not today I've got too much planned it's not buried, I exhaled it we're not buried, we exhaled it i will exhale you
Dirty Deli 04:31
celery in the office chair peanut butter drippin' from her hair assembling assorted fruits & meats ostrich feet in the dirty deli in my fantastical mind I tell myself that I'm just fine it's the simple things like how to clean your plate marinate my lines inside your head she says she doesn't wanna talkaboutit (so lv her alone) but I believe it might be best to discuss this sometime soon you make me so delicious i'm poached, plz + salt 4 flavor WHEN I WAS KID THERE WERE WAY MORE PARENTS WISHING THEY WERE AT HOME RUBBING SUGAR ON THEIR TEETH WHEN I AM NOT SURE I STILL ASK MY EARS MAYBE YOU ARE SCARED TO WATCH YOURSELF EAT MAYBE YOU MELT FROM THE SOUND OF FEET EATING DARK CHOCOLATE ON A HIGHWAY TONIGHT IS WHAT MAKES YOU SICK, WHAT MAKES YOU TICK ?


A haunting, complex sprawl surprisingly confined in four songs, Creature From Dell Pond's new EP Dirty Deli explores the outer edge of rock's limits. It's an incredible maturation of songwriting skills and musical technique, taking on new sounds while maintaining the comical acrobatics of its predecessor, Go Exist.

What immediately stands out is the darker aura, especially on "Dirty Deli" and "The First Thing You Learn in Grammar School." The former is occupied by creeping bass steps and wobbling guitar motifs. Stark structural changes abound, they are wound tight by Noah Lapierre's drumming which later unravels with explosive drum fills. The darkly latter, "Grammar School," brilliantly misleads from a 50's surf-rock beat that displaces into violent dissonance. This further transforms into the slow crawl of the verse and later, a bridge of atonal guitar sparkling over Gordon Pond's purposefully ugly bass chords. The ending is a tremendous, dissonant climax marked further by Lapierre's consistently smart fills. With a spectrum from comical references about food to announcing harrowing survival, Nolan Sullivan manages to create one of the most interesting lyrical atmospheres.

The parenthetical tracks "Brown Bag" and "Octopus Party" are the needed fun and moments of release found on Dirty Deli. "Octopus Party" sounds as such, with Nolan's guitar styling and the group's transitions of speed and time. "Brown Bag" is likely the most immediately accessible track on this reluctantly short record. The riffs are catchy and peppered with memorable jaded lyricism. When each instrument is separated from each other, it is hard to believe that individual styles would fit together. Yet each instrument's unique style unexpectedly combines into something remarkable. It is the second time Creature From Dell Pond stuns their audience. From their first release, Go Exist, they have done so, in the Dirty Deli, creating a brilliant display of art and touching the future.

- Matt Schuman


released July 14, 2015

dirty deli was performed by:

nolan sullivan
gordon pond
noah lapierre

engineered & mastered by andrew oedel

artwork by ian tulud

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